TORRENTS is a cluster («chantier») that federates the activities related to time-oriented embedded systems carried out in research labs in Toulouse (France). It is supported by the RTRA STAE foundation.
TORRENTS aims at proposing a methodology for time-based design of embedded aerospace real-time systems.
|Military systems are generally GSLA (globally synchronous locally asynchronous). The advantages are the quick answers to environmental stimuli and an excellent manoeuvrability. The drawbacks are methodological.|
|Satellites are generally GSLS (globally synchronous locally synchronous). The advantages are the quick answers to environmental stimuli and a fully deterministic behaviour. The drawbacks are the rigidity of the architectures.|
|Civil aircrafts are generally GALS (globally asynchronous locally synchronous). The advantages are the flexibility and the separation of concerns. The drawbacks are the over design of the resources.|
ObjectivesThe TORRENTS objectives are to bring together researchers in the field of architectures, languages and design to propose a new paradigm of multicore architecture and software development integration on the platform driven by the notion of time. So that the system will have a better reactivity (approaching the one of military or satellite solution) and will still remain flexible (easiness to add new component).
TopicsResearch areas include:
- time-driven languages
- time-driven OS
- predictable multicore